Monday 28th January 2008
Peter House Farm (NY
Peter House Farm - Dash Farm - White Hause
- Skiddaw house - Sale How
- Hare Crag
(528) - Whitewater Dash - Peter House Farm
Distance: 11.6 miles
Total Ascent: 1100 metres
Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: Overcast with the odd sunny
Well, at least it wasn't raining today!
It turned out to be quite a pleasant day, more than a bit breezy but
there was some sunshine around but it was great to be back up on the
high fells again with a few Birkett humps and bumps taken in for good
Great Cockup in the morning sun with Brockle Crags
prominent to the right with its distinctive white stones.
Following the Skiddaw House track to Dash Farm. The first
objective today is White Hause, the grassy hump in the middle, to the
left of and above Dash Farm.
Burn Tod and White Hause.
Little Calva with Dash Fall to the right.
Bassenthwaite lake from the top of White Hause.
Bakestall and Dead Crags from the same place.
White Hause gets some golden sunshine looking back from
the climb to Little Calva.
Great Calva from Little Calva.
Bakestall from Little Calva.
Looking south along the geological fault line from Great
Calva with Thirlmere glinting in the sun.
High Pike and Carrock Fell across Knott.
Skiddaw from Great Calva with Sale How to the left of the
central cleft and Hare Crag to the right.
Hare Crag, the route of descent from Skiddaw.
Sale How with Skiddaw Little Man beyond - the route of
Crossing the infant River Caldew.
Little Calva and Great Calva from Skiddaw House.
Blencathra is clear of cloud now from the climb - or
should that be slog - to Sale How.
Skiddaw, however, remains under cloud from the top of
Blencathra over Sale How, Lonscale Fell to the right just
before we enter the cloud layer.
A break in the cloud cover on the climb to Skiddaw summit
with the sunrays over Derwent Water and Keswick through the low ceiling
It was wild on the top of Skiddaw with a cold, cold wind.
Descending through the clouds again towards Broad End.
The wind was fierce here and made taking a photo difficult.
The sun is still out over to the east on Great Calva from
Great Calva again from the descent.
Binsey from the path above Dash Falls.
The upper section of Dash Falls.
Dead Crags and Binsey along the Dash Valley from the
A final view of Binsey.
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